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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: tomcat & session invalidate
Date Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:52:59 GMT

Senor Souther is exactly right.  It is dangerous and bad practice to
depend on destroy events for memory reclamation.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: []
>Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 6:47 AM
>To: Tomcat Users List
>Subject: Re: tomcat & session invalidate
>The memory won't be released until the Garbage Collector (GC) is run.
>The JVM determines when to run GC based on the available memory.
>On Friday 28 November 2003 05:38 am, you wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've notice that Tomcat (v.4.1.29) does not release memory on session
>> invalidate event...
>> I try to create many session (with a stress tool like grinder) and
>> session life time to 1 minute.
>> Tomcat memory occupation stretch to increase ... inexplicably, in my
>> opinion.
>> When destroy session event occurs memory does not recycle...
>> Thanks for help
>> ---
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